I am native to California and have always loved the outdoors. It’s always been a dream of mine to hike long distance, especially the John Muir Trail (JMT) in its entirety: Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney. This blog will serve as my way of journaling for the next year and a half leading up to my trek of the JMT for my 30th birthday. I currently live in Sacramento, California with my amazing husband Drew, two wonderful dogs Audrey (beagle) and Siggy (greyhound) as well as our cat Clover. My other passions include marathon running, knitting, reading, and drinking craft beer with friends. Cheers!